Author: Damir Marusic

Mar 24,2009

If the Left loves it…

…it has to be good, right Chris? That elements of the Left are rediscovering their taste for state-building should come as a surprise to no one. That the Left shares...

Mar 20,2009

Turning Back the Clock

Matt gets it exactly right: A substantial swathe of policy elites, starting with Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke and George Bush and now evidently including Timothy Geithner and Larry Summers...

Mar 18,2009

The Lonely Crowd, Revisited

Up on the main page, we’ve got a monster of an article about David Riesman’s largely forgotten masterwork of sociology, The Lonely Crowd. You hear echoes of the book every...

Mar 18,2009

Prepare for the Inevitable

Drezner: Pragmatically, I seriously doubt that the United States can offer anything to get Tehran to halt its nuclear program.  This leads to one of two possible decisions:  pre-emptive action...

Mar 17,2009

Of Interests

Christian Brose on national interests (via a critique of Zakaria’s latest): The real sticking point is how a Syria or a Russia defines some of its “interests.” Damascus’s desire to...

Mar 16,2009

Saakashvili’s Masseuse

Is this a hoax? Because if it’s not, I’m at a loss for words. This is Mikheil Saakashvili’s masseuse, posing with the president: She’s a real piece of work, this...